A Charity offering personal help and advice for all serving and former members of the Royal Navy, Royal Marines, their Reserves and Families


Flying into Glasgow and then making his way to HMNB Clyde Mike Howell, our Director of Finance & Company Secretary, crosses the Erskine Bridge to start his regular monthly visit to Scotland.                 With the support of the Staff…

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Changes to NI and the State Pension – A more measured view

Many of us may have been invited to sign a petition in facebook or something similar against the changes introduced last year to the State Pension on the grounds that this action unfairly discriminated against members of the Armed Forces. …

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When Choosing Courses, Effective Planning is Key to a Successful Transition

Those who have already transitioned from the Military into civilian employment will remember the vast array of career choices, courses and qualifications that were available to them as they were leaving.  Some will have made use of the various funding…

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Life as a Regional Manager with The White Ensign Association

Forty years ago, at fifteen years of age, I had finished school and was waiting to join the Royal Navy. The careers advice I’d received at school in Sheffield was to work in the mines or the steel works. In…

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Ex-Forces Career Story With FDM

FDM’s Ex-Forces Programme focuses on transforming ex-Servicemen and women into IT and business professionals, be that senior Project Managers or entry-level Consultants. The programme is specifically designed to provide Service leavers with expertise, training and commercial experience, bridging the gap…

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From the RN to Health or Education - Observations on Career Opportunities from Vice Admiral Peter Dunt

If you have been in the Royal Navy for any length of time you will have an understanding of what ‘public service’ means and are likely to have an inclination to ‘do something worthwhile’.  THE NHS I have worked in…

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Building Heroes

Building Heroes provides skills training to Military Veterans and support into employment in the building trades. Our aim is to tackle unemployment amongst those who have kept us safe by offering them a seamless transition to a new career in…

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Leaving the Service? Carry out a Life Audit

People decide to leave the Armed Forces for a variety of reasons and some have the decision made for them, with MBOS and redundancy being examples of the reasons this happens.  Whether it is a decision you have come to…

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Combating the Stigma of Mental Illness in a Commercial World

We have been a Nation at war for over 15 years in Iraq and Afghanistan, not to mention the Falklands, Northern Ireland, Sierra Leone, Bosnia, Kosovo, Former Yugoslavia and many other places too. We do what we do best as…

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